Vermont Academy

10 Long Walk
Saxtons River, VT 05154
Tel: 8028696229
  • "Founded in 1876, Vermont Academy is a coeducational, college preparatory school, primarily boarding in nature, for grades nine - 12 and Post-Graduate, located in Saxtons River, Vermont.
  • We are devoted to creating confident and independent learners through personal attention in a unique Vermont environment.
  • Our faculty and staff are committed to helping students discover their individual talents and develop the character, strength, and skills to meet the challenges in their lives...".

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Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
Vermont Academy Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12, PG 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1876 1910
Campus Size 450 acres 110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 240 students 298 students
% Students of Color
16%
20%
% International Students
20%
20%
% Students Boarding
80%
68%
Average SAT Score 1660 * National Avg. »View
Average ACT score 22 *National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes Yes No
Frequency of Saturday Classes Weekly Weekly
Classroom Dress Code Casual Casual
Average Class Size 10 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:5 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 16 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
60%
70%
Summer Program Offered No Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $7 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$51,500 $51,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$28,500 $28,500
% Students on Financial Aid
44%
35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $23,505 $21,582
Merit Scholarships Offered No No

Admission

Application Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 50% -
Acceptance Rate
68%
57%
Director of AdmissionsAndrew M. Millikin
Associate Director of AdmissionsStephanie Boulay

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 16 16
CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP English, AP Statistics

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 23 14
SportsAlpine Skiing, Ballet, Baseball, Basketball, Climbing, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Nordic Skiing, Orienteering, Rock Climbing, Ski Jumping, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Tennis

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 24 23
ExtracurricularsArts Option, Community Service Club, Cycling Club, Dance Club, Dorm Prefects, Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), Kurn Hattin Groups, Literary magazine, Mentoring (Elementary School), Multicultural Club, National Honor Society, Outdoor Challenge, Photography, Recycling, Rock Climbing, Soup Kitchen, Team Managers, Theater, Tour Guides, Training Room, Vermont Academy Student Association (VASA), Video Drama, Work Program, Yearbook

School Notes

  • Founded in 1876, Vermont Academy is a coeducational, college preparatory school, primarily boarding in nature, for grades nine - 12 and Post-Graduate, located in Saxtons River, Vermont. We are devoted to creating confident and independent learners through personal attention in a unique Vermont environment. Our faculty and staff are committed to helping students discover their individual talents and develop the character, strength, and skills to meet the challenges in their lives.
  • LD types supported: Mild Learning Differences
  • School accreditations: NEASC, NAIS, TABS, ISANNE, AISNE
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • JOE PERRY - guitarist with the band Aerosmith
    • RUSSELL PORTER - founder of Stellaphane and designer of Mt. Palomar Observatory
    • PAUL PERCY HARRIS - founder of Rotary Club
    • JIM MCCLAREN - recipient of ESPY award
    • FLORENCE SABIN - medical pioneer and first female student at Johns Hopkins medical school
    • BRUCE LAWLOR - Major General with the U.S. Army
    • MIKE MORIN - U.S. ski team coach; coached Bodi Miller
    • LEE STANLEY - Film producer and works with troubled juveniles
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